I set myself 2 goals for 2019, and that was to reduce my TBR as much as possible and to not really bring in too many new books until I’ve managed to get my physical TBR to ~20 books. And so far, I’ve been failing pretty badly at both those things. I’ve read 45 books so far this year, and so far, only 9 of them were books I owned physically at the start of 2019; 10 of them were re-reads, so they didn’t contribute to reducing my TBR, but I also didn’t buy them; 2 of them, I had as electronic copies prior to the start of 2019; 15 of them I bought this year as physical copies!! and the remaining 9 I bought as electronic copies in 2019.
So as you can see, I’ve been failing at my goal. If anything, my physical TBR has grown and I haven’t read that many books off of it. So, I’ve decided to pick a TBR for the rest of the year of 10 books. So that way I at least read 10 more books off my TBR. I’m going to split them into two categories.
1. Books I’ve started reading already but haven’t finished
This is pretty self explanatory. For this category I pick the following books.
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie | Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson | Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman | Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett | American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2. Books I will unhaul if I don’t get to
Again, pretty self explanatory. These are books that if I don’t feel like picking up by the end of the year, I’m just going to get rid of. That’s because I’m feeling kind of meh about them at this point and I only see my interest going down. So if I don’t read them this year, I ain’t gonna read them.
Viper by Bex Hogan | The Beholder by Anna Bright | Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl | A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer | The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Hopefully, I get to all of these and some more on top, because I really do want to get my physical TBR down and I will probably bring in more than 10 more books even with my minimalist book buying, which at least in the past couple of months, I’ve been pretty good about. There are just some upcoming releases I’m REALLY excited about, plus the 6 books I will get in the next 6 months of FairyLoot.